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Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Works: 242 works in 632 publications in 3 languages and 10,518 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Short films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  Historical films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Printmaker, Director, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joseph M Schenck
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Most widely held works by Joseph M Schenck
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

89 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Charles Riesner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1923 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
College by Buster Keaton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Seven chances( Visual )

17 editions published between 1925 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 PM to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Go West] A hapless young man, heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny. [The scarecrow] Follows the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady. [The paleface] Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1921 and 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, a fragile young man whose father sends him into the country where he hopes masculinity will blossom, is there mistaken for "Battling" Butler, a renowned prizefighter. Alfred carries on the ruse to impress a young lady, but his charade is soon complicated by the arrival of a true contender. [The haunted house] Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps. [The frozen North] Keaton experiences a variety of adventures in the Canadian Northwest including an attempt to rob a saloon and impersonating a Canadian Mountie
Call of the wild by Jack London( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Thornton is an adventurer who travels the Yukon in search of gold. Whe he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog with the strenght of his part-wolf ancestry, Jack's luck changes. A winning $1,000 bet on Buck's stamina is only the first of the rewards that his friendship with the canine will bring. When the pair, along with Jack's friend Shorty, happen upon a woman who's lost her husband in the wild they begin their greatest adventure yet in this rousing tale of camaraderie and adventure"--Container
The saphead by Herbert Blaché( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's classic silent short films, digitally remastered in high definition
Sherlock Jr. ; and, Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and, in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

23 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Directed by D.W. Griffith, this Lincoln effort was one of the great talking films of the post-silent film era. These brief vignettes about Lincoln's early life include his birth, early jobs, his affair with Ann Rutledge, his courtship of Mary Todd and the Lincoln/Douglas debates. His presidency and the Civil War are followed in more detail, and the film concludes with the assassination."--Container
Abraham Lincoln( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle: An intimate drama of an American man who falls victim to the debilitating affliction of alcoholism
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment
Our hospitality ; Sherlock Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Jr. / directed by Buster Keaton. Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joseph Keaton, Ward Crane. Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth. 1924 (44 min.)
Born to be bad( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childless couple agree to take a boy into their home after his mother is declared unfit. The mother is determined to take advantage of the man and tries to blackmail him. In the end, selfless love and charity are celebrated in this heartwarming movie
Rain by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

18 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the South Pacific island of Pago Pago, Sadie Thompson (Joan Crawford) is a tough-talking plaything for American G.I.s. Missionary Alfred Davidson (Walter Huston) frowns upon her provacative flaunting and warns her to repent or risk being deported to San Francisco where Sadie will face her dark past. Terrified and overwhelmed by his charisma, she is seduced into redemption and reborn, but in a shocking twist learns that temptation is hard to resist
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Moonshine] A parody of Arbuckle's own freewheeling comedy style, filled with inside jokes. After defeating the hillbilly mountaineers, Arbuckle and Keaton conclude the film with a stinging parody of rival Charlie Chaplin's "losing the girl" pathos-type endings
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Alternative Names
Joseph M. Schenck Film studio executive

Joseph Schenck

Joseph Schenck Amerikaans filmproducent (1878-1961)

Joseph Schenck produttore cinematografico russo

Joseph Schenck US-amerikanischer Filmindustrieller

Schenck, Joe 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph M.

Джозеф М. Шенк

Шенк, Джозеф

Ҷозеф Шенк

ג'וזף שנק

جوزف ام. شنک تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی




English (299)

Spanish (5)

French (1)